Only 8 more days to go in the budget cycle, and despite the $475 bill for the brake job, I’m only $13 in the red!
Amazing. Still will need to buy a half-tank of gas to make it to the end of next week, and probably will need to make one small grocery run. About $30 or$40 for gas and, say, $40 at the outside for groceries? Wow! Less than a hundred dollah over budget despite that unholy bill!!!!!
Because I haven’t run the heat or AC all month, the power bill is only $71.68. So there’ll of money left over from the nondiscretionary budget to cover that $100 shortfall.
It’s been a mighty boring and straitened three weeks. But at least the bank is not busted—I won’t have to draw down from savings to cover the car repair, after all.